“I said doc, I’m not an emotional guy…just tell me how it is. He basically walked in and says, ‘John what you have is a monster growing inside of you. You have about 8 months to live.'”
John Graves recalls that moment clearly. It was January 9th, 2013.
About 2 years earlier, in another Chicago hospital, another man was given his own fatal diagnosis: two weeks to live. Charles Majors also has an equally clear memory of that day, looking at his young daughter, “That was probably the hardest. Thinking that I’m not gonna see her graduate, I’m not gonna be able to walk her down the aisle. She’ll never know who I am.”
Dr. Majors, a successful chiropractor and family man at the time, made a decision, “Those are the moments where I said, I’m gonna do whatever it takes.”
And that he did. Majors’ cancer had spread to his brain, leaving him too weak to walk. His wife wheeled him out of the hospital, and he never looked back. He began researching holistic therapies, traveling the world in search of answers, and eventually going on to co-author a book ‘The Cancer Killers’ detailing his journey, research, and insights.
His quest was based on one burning question about cancer: WHY? He says, “Why does one person smoke and live to 90 and the next one doesn’t even smoke and gets lung cancer at 50? Why does one person eat horribly and they get to 90 and you know one person eats everything right and gets cancer when they’re 35 or 40?”
His path to recovery led him to conclude that every cancer has an underlying cause, that cancer is a protective mode; if we can find that cause, it reveals the best course of treatment. These treatments include infrared saunas, juicing, healthy eating, extensive supplementation, just to name a few.
What about John Graves’ cancer journey? The two men had actually been friends and neighbors for years, but it was their respective battles with cancer that profoundly changed the course of their lives. John followed in Charles’ foot steps, implementing a similar course of treatment.
John says he and looks and feels better than he has in his entire life. He sees his journey as a blessing, especially because of the people it brought into his life, “I know that’s a little wild concept, that cancer is a blessing. The reason it’s a blessing is because it gives you a warning as to what you did in your life needs to radically change. Are you strong enough to make that radical change in your life? Are you willing to turn your life upside down and say one more chance? Give me one more chance.”